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Software taking over, but hardware still has a role: Linux expert

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-11-17 19:07

Matthias Eckermann (below, right), director of product management for SUSE Linux Enterprise at the the Nuremberg-based company, said in response to queries from iTWire that software-defined infrastructure would bring about a change in existing business processes, and allow new business processes to be implemented.

But he said this did not necessarily mean that hardware businesses were staring down the barrel at extinction.

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Record and Share Terminal Session with Showterm

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-11-17 19:00

You can record a terminal session with any screen recording program, but Showterm for Linux makes it very easy to record and embed on a site. Here???s how it works.

You can record a terminal session with any screen recording program, but Showterm for Linux makes it very easy to record and embed on a site. Here???s how it works.

Open Jam leaves a mark with 45 game entries and 3 big winners

LXer - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:23
In early October 2017, the inaugural Open Jam, a video game jam focused on open source game development, took place. Creators were given 72 hours to build a video game from scratch using the best of the open source world. It was a fantastic weekend, with 45 games created and entered into the jam, and three outstanding entries making it to the final competition. Read on for a review of the event, lots of pictures, and heaping praise for the creators!read more

This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

Linux.com - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:01
Title: This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More17 NovLearn more

How To Use YUM History Command To Rollback An Updates In RHEL/CentOS Systems

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-11-17 18:00

Yum history command allows administrator to rollback the system to a previous state on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

Linux File-System Benchmarks On The Intel Optane 900P SSD

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:34
Earlier this week I presented out initial Linux benchmarks of the Intel Optane 900P SSD with this 3D XPoint memory U.2 solid-state drive delivering incredible performance figures. Those tests were done with EXT4 while in this article are more tests with other mainline Linux file-systems and also testing some of the different mount options.

AMDGPU DC Pull Request Submitted For Linux 4.15 Kernel - 132,395 Lines Of Code - Phoronix • r/Amd

Reddit - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:13

Yay, it_is_happening.gif

Bring your popcorn and wait for Linus response...

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How to use argparse to parse python scripts parameters

LXer - Fri, 2017-11-17 16:51
In a previous article we have seen how to parse command line arguments using getopts in the context of bash scripts (you can find the article here). Now we will see how to accomplish the same task, in a more powerful way, when writing a python script.

How to Install and Use Docker on Linux

Linux.com - Fri, 2017-11-17 16:00
Title: How to Install and Use Docker on Linux17 NovLearn more

How to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Tool on Debian 9.2

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-11-17 16:00

HowToForge: In this guide we will discuss how to install and configure the latest version Icinga 2 web monitoring tool

Pale Moon Project Rolls Out The Basilisk Browser Project

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:57
The developers behind the Pale Moon web-browser that's been a long standing fork of Firefox have rolled out their first public beta release of their new "Basilisk" browser technology...

XUL/XPCOM FANS: Basilisk browser is now available!

Reddit - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:45

This is just a quick notification targeted at all those who can't afford to lose a specific XUL/XPCOM Firefox add-on. As of today the Basilisk browser, developed by the Pale Moon team, is available.

Some notable features include:

  • support for XUL/XPCOM add-ons, also known as legacy add-ons
  • experimental WebExtensions support
  • ALSA support
  • support for NPAPI plug-ins, such as Flash and Java
  • support for unsigned extensions
  • features the Australis (FF29-56) interface
  • e10s is in there, but unsupported by the developer team

System requirements:

  • A modern Linux distribution. This browser may not work well on old or LTS releases of Linux.
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for heavy use).
  • Dedicated GPU and hardware accelerated video in X strongly recommended.
  • GTK+ 3.4 or higher
  • GLib 2.22 or higher
  • Pango 1.14 or higher
  • X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
  • libstdc++ 4.6.1 or higher

The browser seems to be roughly based on Firefox 52.

Basilisk website: http://www.basilisk-browser.org/

GitHub page: https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/moebius

Release announcement: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&p=127347#p127347

Alternatives:

Waterfox: https://www.waterfoxproject.org/

Firefox 52 ESR: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

SeaMonkey (somewhat): https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

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KDE Applications 17.12 Sees Some New KF5 Ports, Other Apps Dropped

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:36
The beta of KDE Applications 17.12 is now available ahead of next month's official debut for this quarterly update to the collection of official KDE programs...

The Pentagon is set to make a big push toward open source software next year

LXer - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:20
The Pentagon is a software-intensive workplace

Slax Linux Distro Gets New Release After Two Years, Drops Slackware for Debian

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:00

Slax 9.2.1 is now available for download as the latest stable release of the Linux distro

Microsoft Is Trying To Make Windows Subsystem For Linux Faster (WSL)

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-11-17 14:26
In our benchmarks of Windows Subsystem for Linux that allows a Linux environment to run atop Windows 10 via this new WSL kernel subsystem, the performance overall has overall been very good and often performing better than virtualized options. But the main area of poor performance is I/O, except now it's being worked on by Microsoft for greater improvements...

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